Following the recent referendum decision to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has released a short guide offering some factual information on the future of various intellectual property rights. Ally Law member firm Edwin Coe, based in London, has created a summary of the recent IPO guide addressing trade marks, patents, copyright, and design issues. Providing relief for businesses, the UK IPO confirmed that the UK’s enforcement framework remains unchanged for the time being, and the border process for intercepting counterfeits and other infringing goods remains unchanged.
The Intellectual Property Team of Edwin Coe stays current with the possible and probable changes in intellectual property law impacting businesses in Britain based upon the Brexit vote, and can advise you best practices to continue protection of your intellectual property. Edwin Coe notes that “[i]t is clear that the main message to take away is that the UK remains a part of the EU until the negotiations to exit are concluded.” Edwin Coe maintains and regularly updates a Brexit Implications page on its website highlighting and updating on key areas for businesses to consider. Ally Law member firms around the globe are closely following the Brexit evolution and can advise on how Brexit may impact your business in whatever country you are based. For more information about Ally Law member firm services in this area, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.